When Does My Social Security Retirement Check Go Down?

Retirement security is one of the most important considerations of the future retiree.  So, under what circumstances would your Social Security retirement check go down? The primary insurance amount calculated for you will not go down.  When cost of living increases are given, the amount of your benefit actually increases.  If you continue to work…
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Five Resources To Prepare You For Retirement

Social Security wants to help you prepare for a secure, comfortable retirement. “Security” is our middle name and we want everyone to enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of labor. We mentioned before that being prepared when you retire can open new avenues of possibilities. Our website has tools and information to help you secure…
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Does Social Security Recognize Power Of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a written document that authorizes one person to act as another’s agent or attorney.  The Treasury Department does not allow the use of Power of Attorney to negotiate Social Security checks or Supplemental Security Income checks.  The Power of Attorney does not give a person the right to cash another’s…
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When Do I Stop Paying FICA Tax?

As long as you continue to work (whether receiving a Social Security check or not), you will pay the FICA tax on your earnings. There is a taxable limit each year, above which you don’t pay the FICA tax.  This year that limit is 127,200.  The tax is named the Federal Insurance Contribution Act and…
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Emma And Noah Remain Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names For 2016

Emma and Noah are again America’s most popular baby names, for the third year in a row. This marks the fourth year at number one for Noah and the third for Emma. There is only one new name in the top 10 this year—Elijah, the first time he has ever reached the list of 10.…
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